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Sewing Basics: All You Need to Know About Machine and Hand Sewing

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  53 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Sewing Basics is the ultimate encyclopedia for sewing at home. This thorough guide covers everything from choosing fabrics to operating a sewing machine to hand sewing, fitting, fine-finishing, trouble-shooting, and more. Whether the sewer is trying to decipher the symbols on a printed pattern, line a pocket, work French seams, or fit a muslin, she’ll find what she’s looki ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Harry N. Abrams (first published June 1st 2011)
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Jo Bennie
Jul 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is an excellent book to get those new to hand and machine sewing started and an invaluable reference guide for more experienced stitchers. It takes you through every aspect of using sewing machines, commercial patterns, techniques, tools, materials and hand sewing with clear text and good step by step illustrations. Bardwell's book encourages patience and good methodology everyone who sews can learn from.
Renee
Nov 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is the book I wish I had when I first began sewing. This would have saved me tons of headaches. It's kind of book that not only touches on every important basic technique but also helps you ask the questions you might haven't thought of until you had more experience. Love this book. A great refresher for advanced beginners too!
Aja Marsh
Really nice handbook for machine and handsewing with clear photos and lots of description.
Ania Gaska
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This was a very helpful and pleasant to read book on sewing! It's given me the basics I need to start and it's fueled my enthusiasm for learning more.
Andrea Wodtke
Dec 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an excellently written, detailed book with clear, vivid images that helped me make super Christmas gifts last year! ...Finally using the machine I got for Christmas the previous year. o_O This book was perfect for brushing up on and gaining a stronger understanding of basic skills and also for learning slightly more advanced techniques that opened my sewing horizons. I really do feel more confident having this book on hand as a reference. Where I feel I need a bit more info than the book ...more
Jen Morrison
Jan 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
I read it. However, that does not mean I will create anything that looks like it should. Lol.
Katie
Jul 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Good reference, focuses on sewing machine operation and making clothing.
Deanna
Oct 18, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I felt that a lot of the explanations about how to do things were hard to understand. Even the pictures and illustrations did not help much.
Kristen
Feb 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Excellent reference guide! I'm a little intimidated by some of it, but as I learn the techniques, this will come in very handy.
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